Upon ascending to the Prussian throne in 1740, Frederick the Great attacked and annexed the rich Austrian province of Silesia in 1742, winning military acclaim for himself and Prussia. He became an influential military theorist whose analyses emerged from his extensive personal battlefield experience and covered issues of strategy, tactics, mobility and logistics.
His most significant accomplishments include his military successes in the Silesian wars, his re-organisation of the Prussian Army, the First Partition of Poland, and his patronage of the arts and the Enlightenment. Frederick was the last Hohenzollern monarch titled King in Prussia, declaring himself King of Prussia after annexing Polish Prussia from the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1772. Prussia greatly increased its territories and became a major military power in Europe under his rule. He became known as Frederick the Great and was nicknamed “Old Fritz”.
Leipzig: Hermann Mendelssohn, 1852
Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontis. Konig Frederich der Grosse. 2. Title page. 3. Dreizehntes Infanterie-Regiment. (1751-59) 4. Infanterie-Offiziere. Achtzehutes Regiment / Erstes Bataillon Garde / Grenadier-Garde-Bataillon. 5. Neunzehntes Infanterie-Regiment. (1731-1763) Tambour. 6. Zweiundzwanzigstes Infanterie-Regiment. 1741. 7. Feldjager / Siebenundzwanzigstes Infanterie-Regiment (Grenadiere). 8. Zweites Kurassier-Regiment. 9. Achtes Kurassier-Regiment (1757-73) Offizier. 10. Erstes Dragoner-Regiment / Zwolftes Kurassier-Regiment. Trompeter. 11. Viertes Husaren-Regiment. Offizier / Regiment Grenadiers zu Pferde. 12. Drittes Dragoner-Regiment. (1756) Offizier. 13. Vierzigstes und Achtundvierzigstes Infanterie-Regiment. (Fusiliere) 14. Garnison-Regiment Nr. 8 (Unteroffizier) / Feldpost / Hautboist der Fuss-Artillerie. 15. Jager-Corps zu Fuss. 16. Dragoner. (Regiment Nr.11) 17. Offizier. Lieb-Husaren-Regiment, Nr.2. 1741-86. 18. Offiziere. Drittes (1745-47) / Erstes (1758-67) / Achtes Husaren-Regiment (1758-79). 19. Husar. 20. Husar (Siebentes Regiment). 21. Bosniaken-Corps. Sommer-Uniform. Gemeiner & Offizier. 22. Bosnaiken-Corps. Winter-Uniform. 23. Reitende Artillerie. 24. Mineur-Corps. Offizier / Unteroffizier / Gemeiner. 25. Ingenieur-Corps. Conducteur & Offizier / Fuss-Artillerie. Offizier. 26. Adeliges Cadetten-Corps / Invaliden-Corps. 27. Feldprediger. Preussische Frei-Corps des Siebenjahrigen Krieges. Grenadiere / Preuszischer Kroat. 28. Grenadier-Garde-Bataillon (Nr.6) (1756). 29. Estes Bataillon Garde. (Infanterie-Regiment Nr.15) Gemeiner. 30. Garde du Corps (Nr.13) 31. Offizier. Flugel-Adjutant. Garde du Corps (Galla-Uniform) / Regiment Gensd’armes (Interims-Galla-Uniform). 32. Feldscherer / Husar Sechstes Regiment (1757-85 Werner.
TITLES FOR THE MILITARY UNIFORMOLOGIST
Uniformologist: one who studies uniforms – especially military uniforms – through ages and civilisations.
We have a developing range of books dedicated to uniformology, drawing on seminal works from the 18th and 19th century. N&MP have used state-of-the-art printing technology to provide facsimile editions of these hitherto almost unattainable collections and series of military uniform plates.
The artists who illustrated these works customarily painted uniforms that were contemporary, or near contemporary, to them and had most commonly restricted their subjects to the uniforms either of their own nation or those that they had personally seen